Exquisite luxury in the heart of the award winning wine region of the Hawke’s Bay
For those looking for boutique accommodation, in an exquisite location, where you can experience world class wines and taste mouth-watering cuisine from a leading restaurant, then look no further than a stay at Craggy Range.
With impressive views across the vineyards under the stunning backdrop of Te Mata Peak, the accommodation is perfectly positioned to soak up the beautiful surroundings in a luxurious setting. These retreats are all expertly designed with absolute comfort in mind.
As you drive onto the property you will be immediately awe-struck by the immaculate setting and pristine grounds – this is a destination worth discovering! I chose to stay in one of the River Lodges which are an ideal choice for two couples; featuring two master bedrooms, each with their own private ensuite the lodge provides the perfect space and privacy when travelling with another couple.
Truly exceptional stay in faultless surroundings
Every detail has been thought of, nothing is left to chance. From the detail of your furnishings to the gourmet provisions provided for your included ‘in villa’ breakfast are pure quality.
The Craggy Range Lodges & Cottages offer boutique accommodation, from the cottages the 1 bedroom cottages to the 4 bedroom luxury lodge with its own private pool and large courtyard area offering an outside fireplace and uninterrupted views up to the escarpment of Te Mata Peak.
Upon arriving at our River Lodge, we were blown away by stunning interior design fitting perfecting with the surroundings. With magnificent views from every window, including our very own baths with a view, we could tell that a lot of thought had gone into designing these lovely lodges. With two outside lounging areas we were spoilt for choice to either sit under the pergola with views across the river, or sit out by the open fire place with views out to the peaks beyond. This provided the perfect setting for an evening natter with a succulent glass of Craggy Range world class Gimblett Gravels Syrah – Pure Magic!
Depending on your group size there is a lodge or cottage to suit.
Craggy Range Lodge
The Lodge boasts open plan living across two sitting and dining areas, and a well-appointed chef’s kitchen. The formal living area offers views to the Peak with dining and sitting areas by an impressive open fire.
Located on site and within walking distance to Craggy Range’s award winning restaurant, guests can stroll between the vines and across the manicured gardens to dine for lunch or dinner, or a chef can be arranged to come and cook in-house at the Lodge for guests.
Two-bedroom self-contained luxury lodges, offering a private retreat overlooking the Tukituki River. The 165sqm lodges are the perfect space for smaller groups or couples looking for a luxury escape. With absolute comfort in mind, the property has a full chef’s kitchen, large dining area and lounge, as well as an outdoor dining area and courtyard with fireplace, providing multiple spaces to enjoy a glass of our Craggy Range Prestige Collection wine. The two master bedrooms each have an en-suite fitted with a rain shower and a bath with a view. The rooms also have their own dressing area and private terrace overlooking the pristine gardens and Tukituki River below.
Craggy Range’s self-contained Garden Cottages provide an upgraded cottage experience. With a footprint of 110sqm, the rooms have a spacious feel with finishes in line with the luxurious Craggy Range Lodges. Each of the two bedrooms has an east-facing private terrace, as well as an en-suite bathroom. The high spec kitchen offers the perfect space to dine in, while the Two-Hat Craggy Range Restaurant is a short stroll away. The living area is equipped with a wood fire and sweeping views of Te Mata Peak – the perfect spot to watch the sun set, while enjoying a bottle of complimentary Craggy Range wine.
The Vineyard Cottages offer boutique accommodation with either one or two bedrooms, each with their own en-suites. All cottages have well-appointed kitchens and living areas, with free standing wood burners to keep you warm amongst the vines. Wheelchair access is available in one of the cottages.
Taste the freshest food with an intensity like no other
Our River Lodge retreat was just a just a short walk from the award winning restaurant ‘Winner of two hats’ at the 2019 Cuisine Good Food Awards’ where we shared a long lunch of succulent dishes created with perfection and bursting with flavour. Every plate was matched perfectly with a Craggy Range wine to expertly balancing the taste of every dish.
Included in your stay is a wine tasting session with one of the dedicated sommeliers, who take you on a journey to learn the fascinating story of their wines and wine making philosophy at their great estates of Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, and Marlborough. You will experience a range of different tastings offered to cater to every individuals tastes. Consistently producing top quality wines that are recognised world wide you are sure to purchase a bottle or more for your cellar collection.
Breakfast provisions are included in your stay and delivered fresh to your lodge each day. Daily provisions include tasty, home made bread, cereals, marmalade, fresh coffee, yogurt and more; and for those in the Craggy Range Lodge and River Lodges in addition is a cooked breakfast provision. To have breakfast supplied was a perfect touch, to allow guests to wake up, relax and enjoy the delights of breakfast looking out to your beautiful surroundings from the privacy of your own lodge.
If you can pull yourself away from the beautiful surroundings of the Craggy Range grounds, head out and discover why the region of Hawke’s Bay is world renowned for its food and wine as well as the many activities on offer.
It is the perfect destination to relax, unwind and dabble in outdoor pursuits, such as Cape Kidnappers with its world renowned golf course, hike to the top of Te Mata Peak (where you are rewarded with 360 degree views of Hawke’s Bay); or perhaps hire bikes and take to the cycle trails (over 200km of mostly limestone paths linking wineries and stunning countryside).
Do not miss a visit to Napier to admire the beautifully restored Art Deco buildings. Not far from Craggy Range is the quaint township of Havelock North, which has a thriving cafe culture, with fabulous shopping offering everything from artisan food, stylish homeware to fashion boutiques.
Partake in a winery tour and sample many of the region’s fine wines. Ask about our favourite wine guides who take the hassle out of driving and ensure you take in the very best the region has to offer.
Don’t Leave Without
Perhaps a bottle or two, or even a case of the local wines to fill your wine cellar to enjoy for years to come.